Spring is here! The trees are budding, the grass is turning green, the temperature yesterday got to 28 celsius ( 82 F ) and today is supposed to be warmer. Last night we slept with the window open and I was woke up twice by the coyotes. I’m pretty sure they were in our yard very close. Duke went wild ( the feature picture is of Duke on my pillow trying to look out the window) and I could hear Massey wake up too. It kind of freaked me out that they were so close. I imagine once the cows are here, they won’t be around as much. We will see. Our first Spring and Summer here they were around and used to watch Duke and I out walking. We would see them watching us and Duke would bark at them. I got freaked out when the one barked and howled back at him. Last Spring and Summer not so much. I think we got Massey in the late Spring so he kept them at bay. Now, this Spring we have shop cats. Two of them, outside cats. Wally figures that is why they are around ( and the fact that Dukey is a little dog). We have to keep Massey on a rope because he has started wandering off. His nose and taste pallets have taken him to the Tees Bees Farm right across the road from us. So yeah, he has to be tied up now.
This is country life. I love it, even with the coyotes. I’ll just be happy they aren’t wolves! We don’t get them around here. Whew!
Have a super Friday friend! I hope where you are the weather is sunny. Somehow, a sunny day makes life just a tiny bit better. I loves you!
I would love to share about my pets. We love them so much! They are definitely part of our family.
Snickles is the oldest. She is 16 years old and we actually call her Gramma sometimes. She is extremely grumpy and she bites; when she is really angry she will draw blood. She is a nasty girl but when she wants to get pet, she will allow you to pet her head and will act all sweet and stuff until you start petting her somewhere else. She is the ruler of the household. We got her when we moved into our last house. My oldest son was 4 and my youngest was 1. I dread the day that she dies.
Next oldest is Dukey. He is about 8 or 8 1/2. His previous owner was a breeder who had dementia and she ended up getting put in a home and she had several dogs. Duke was one of them. He was about 1 when we got him and he had never been out of a kennel. Needless to say, his one leg is a little deformed but it doesn’t hold him back. He thinks he is the leader of the household until Snickles hisses and then he knows he’s not….for now! He is great for letting us know when we have company; he is a barker ( he is also Momma’s boy).
Next, comes Massey. We haven’t had him for quite a year yet. He was 4 when we got him. He is a Bullmastiff. The reason he needed to be rehomed is because his previous owner’s found out that their child, who was one at the time, was allergic to him. They seem to have really loved him. He is a very nice mild mannered boy and does a few little tricks. He also likes to wander over to the bee farm across our street so we now have to tie him up. He is a great deterrent for would-be thieves. I don’t think he would be that mellow then. He has fit into our family pretty fine. The gentle giant.
Last, but certainly not least, is our Marti. She is about 8 months old and was a barn cat actually. Unfortunately, we had to rescue her because Massey seemed to not like kittens ( or was playing with her). She has been the joy of our winter. Wowsers! She is wild and she literally bounces off the walls. She is so much fun and is so hyper. She super bothers Snickels and Dukey. He and Massey do get along but under her terms. She is so much fun!
There you have it. We have had other pets and maybe one day I will share about our first dog, Gator. She was the apple of our eyes. Oh, how I miss her terribly still. She grew up with the boys and I would tell them that she was their older sister. LOL They don’t seem to be too damaged by it. 🙂
Feel free to share in the comments about your pets if you want. Have a wonderful day friends. It’s a dull, drab, cloudy and cool day here but Spring is springing and I am thrilled! On that note:
Do you know what happens when you allow yourself to be happy? You are truly happy. ( stay tuned for a full post on this!)
Toodles! I loves you!